Confession: I’ve let some healthy habits slide

July 20th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

When Allegra took up running and learned to focus on her diet, she lost 40 pounds. But this summer, she’s letting her focus on those habits wane. What’s the best approach going forward for runners who fall into this rut?


Confession: I paced my first race and may never go back to racing

July 11th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Allegra ended up with pacing duty… and she’s now converted.


Confession: I secretly prefer trail racing

June 27th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner, Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Confession: I secretly prefer trail racing I ran my first trail race with the 5 Peaks race series back in the spring of 2014. Afterwards, I immediately signed up for the next four races. […]


Confession: I ditched my watch and ran faster than I have in weeks

June 20th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Weeks after Allegra has completed her goal race, she’s getting used to running just for the thrill of it.


Confession: I ran only 5K last week

June 9th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

While away on a work trip, Allegra had plans to be running in Ireland and Rotterdam. But on the plane home, she was disappointed by how little she actually ran.


I accidentally qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships

May 20th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

As a lifelong fan of “Survivor,” it’s no surprise that Allegra jumped on the opportunity to join her friend Robyn at an obstacle course race in early May.


Confession: I don’t know what to do now that my goal race is over

May 9th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner, homepage | No Comments »

When she started training for her goal race, Allegra described herself as a middle of the pack runner. Now that the training and the goal race is complete, she can no longer say that.